After Samsung showed off last year at IFA Berlin with the Galaxy Note stylus smartphone, this year the South Korean company makes even better impressions with the second Galaxy Note generation.
After a lot of speculation these last few months, the new Samsung Galaxy Note II is now official.
The new phone is bigger, thinner, lighter and more advanced than the previous versions and it includes a modified stylus.
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 includes a 5,5 inch display, quad core 1.6 GHZ Exynos processor and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system from Google, the latest version of the Android OS.
The screen resolution is the same ( 1280 x 720 pixels ) even though the display is now bigger.
The display is based on the Super AMOLED technology and pixel layout is no longer Pentile. Pentile has been used by the Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone and, when it was released, some users complained about the color accuracy. In other words, the display of the Galaxy Note 2 is better at reproducing colors than the Galaxy S3.
Samsung Galaxy Note II has many things in common with the Galaxy S3 smartphone. Both the materials and design lines are similar to the Samsung flagship smartphone. Also, it seems that the 8 megapixels camera of the Galaxy Note 2 packs the same sensor as the camera of the Galaxy S III.
The difference between the Note 2 and Galaxy S3, besides dimensions, is software.
Magic Wand, for example, represents the menu that allows you to personalize your stylus interaction. The NFC technology is also there and if you like colors you should know that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes in Mountain White and Titanium Gray.
The new Galaxy Note II will be available in versions with 16 / 32 / 64 GB storage space and the new phone packs 2 GB of RAM memory. The battery has a capacity of 3,100 mAh so it should provide a decent autonomy if you use it intensively.
A new and very interesting feature that has been implemented in the Galaxy Note 2 smartphone is “Air View“.
At a distance of approximately 12 feet, the smartphone notices the presence of the stylus and replies by opening some photos or apps in preview mode.
Precisely, if you click on the photo it opens in full screen, if you hold the stylus in the air, above the screen, the photo gets zoomed a bit.
Screen Recorder allows you to record your screen and to save everything in a video so you can upload it on the Internet or download it on your personal computer.
Pop Up Play allows you to start a video in a window and, unlike the similar feature in Galaxy S III, the video window can be personalized.
We don’t know the precise release date of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone but we’re sure we’re going to see this new phone on the market until the winter holidays.